I suppose we shouldn’t really be celebrating Betsy’s existence, as she was the source of the deadly outbreak for which the film is named. But it wasn’t really her fault or anything. It was Patrick Dempsey, a guy I could never trust, and at least this movie wasn’t as much of a mental downer as 12 Monkeys. If I say so myself, it was worth all the dead people to get Dustin Hoffman, Kevin Spacey, Donald Sutherland, and Morgan Freeman in the same flick. Though the drama feels a little dated at this point, I still prefer this movie to Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion, and I kind of need someone to mash those two movies together before I finish this article.